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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

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  • Location: Stockholm, Sweden
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Explore Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, on a 1.5-hour historical walking tour. Dating back to the 1200s, the Old Town is awash with fascinating history and its charming cobbled streets are a joy to discover. As you walk at a leisurely pace with your guide, see top Stockholm attractions like Riddarholmen Church (Riddarholmskyrkan) and learn about Birger Jarls – the statesman who reputedly founded the city.

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour historical walking tour of Gamla Stan
  • Explore Riddarholmen, a pretty islet in Stockholm’s Old Town, with your expert guide
  • See top Stockholm attractions like Birger Jarls Torg, Riddarholmskyrkan and Taube’s Terrace
  • Learn about Birger Jarls, the Swedish statesman who is said to have founded Stockholm in the 1200s
  • Admire Gamla Stan’s north German architecture and pretty streets

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What You Can Expect

Stockholm Historical Walking Tour of Gamla Stan

Stockholm Historical Walking Tour

Meet your guide on the oldest square in Stockholm - Stortorget in Gamla Stan (Stockholm’s Old Town) and set off to explore this beautiful area that brims with history around every corner.

Continue into the main part of the Old Town to discover how the city was formed and admire its north German architecture. Stroll through Gamla Stan’s labyrinth of charming cobbled streets and alleyways, hearing more stories and legends about this charming city.

Make your way to the pretty islet known as Riddarholmen and to its focal point - Birger Jarl Torg – a large square that’s named after the man who reputedly founded Stockholm. Learn all about Birger Jarl and the work he did for the city as you walk around the square, admiring his statue and the square’s most eye-catching attraction -- Riddarholmskyrkan. Built in the late 1200s, this impressive church is Stockholm’s last remaining medieval abbey and the burial site of many important Swedish monarchs and aristocrats, like Gustav II Adolf and Karl XII. Hear tales of the history behind this iconic Swedish abbey as you admire it from the outside.

From the church, stop to look at equally impressive buildings, like Wrangel Palace with its medieval defense tower and to admire the panoramic views of Lake Mälaren from Evert Taube’s Terrace. Your tour ends here in Riddarholmen.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The tour covered all aspects of the Old Town without the feeling of being rushed or exhausted. The guide Lisa was excellent, her knowledge of the subject and delivery of it was very good indeed. She was professional and courteous. The number in the group was just right as well with a mixture of nationalities. If your time in Stockholm is limited as ours was this tour of the Old Town is a trip worth making.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2013

I am very happy to recommend this tour. My tour guide, Natalie, was most informative. We viewed a variety of interesting sights in the Gamla Stan, ranging from the grand - the castles and cathedrals, to the minute - the smallest statue, the narrowest street. Each fact was presented in a friendly, informative way, taken at a pace that allowed me to indulge in my hobby of photography. As an introduction to the old town, it should not be missed.

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